Awards and Recognition

CASE offers program-level awards to celebrate the great work achieved by individuals and to also show others what it is possible to achieve with the right mindset and support. Our professional and student staff also gain notable recognition in a variety of ways that deserve to be celebrated as evidence of their efforts to strengthen our department and communities we support.


CONNECTIONS Mentee of the Year

Presented to a first-year CONNECTIONS student who exemplifies leadership and academic excellence and who displays a love for fellow program participants.

CONNECTIONS Mentee of the Year
2017-18 Azrin Jamison
General Engineering Major
2018-19 Tahj Robinson
Communication Major
2019-20 AJ Sanders
General Engineering Major

CONNECTIONS Mentor of the Year

Presented to a CONNECTIONS mentor who is dedicated to the program, shows great consistency and demonstrates a support for the transition and success of first-year students.

CONNECTIONS Mentor of the Year
2017-18 La’Portia Perkins
Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Major
2018-19 Josue Figueroa
Computer Information Systems Major
2019-20 Camryn Hubbard
Biochemistry Major

CONNECTIONS Senior Peer Mentor

Presented to a member of the CONNECTIONS leadership team who goes above and beyond to plan and facilitate programs for students, leads by example and fosters a sense of community within the program.

CONNECTIONS Senior Peer Mentor
Year CONNECTIONS Senior Peer Mentor
2017-18 Naisha McDaniel
Materials Science and Engineering Major
2018-19 Antonio Harrison
Management Major with Operations and Supply Chain Emphasis
2019-20 Vanessa Gonzalez
Psychology and Women’s Leadership Double Major

Outstanding Student Veteran

Presented to an enrolled student veteran who has had a remarkable impact on Clemson’s campus and veteran services, displayed admirable leadership to their veteran and military-connected peers, and furthered the mission of Military & Veteran Engagement by creating a purposeful, engaged and veteran-inclusive campus at Clemson.

Outstanding Student Veteran
Year Outstanding Student Veteran
2017-18 Amber Watkins
Fall 2017 Recipient Special Education Major
David Gaffney
Spring 2018 Recipient History Major
2018-19 Victoria Graham
Fall 2018 Recipient Accounting and Financial Management Major
Ty Robinson
Fall 2018 Recipient Criminal Justice Major
Jason Cronin
Spring 2019 Recipient Graduate Student in Business Administration
2019-20 Patrick Harrison
Fall 2019 Recipient Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Major
Eric Suttles
Spring 2020 Recipient Graduate Student in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management